I spent the first eleven years of my life in Cleveland, Ohio. Contrary to the two seasons Florida has, hot and hotter, Cleveland has all four. During the winter season it would snow and snow day in and day out. This gave us the cinematic white Christmas but the feet of snow and layers of ice also proved to be a challenge.
How many times in life have you struggled but got through a difficult time? That is called perseverance. The definition of perseverance is “Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” Synonyms are persistence and determination. It originated from the latin word perseverare. Right now the world has been filled with natural disasters, from hurricanes to wildfires. Everyone that this affected has been forced to persevere through it because there is not much that they have the ability to do besides staying strong. In all of the nonfiction literature we have read there were many different examples of perseverance from many different people. I decided to choose three. For my first example Melba Pattillo Beals from “Warriors Don’t Cry”. There is numerous examples of the Little Rock 9 and her doing something despite difficulty. For the second example of perseverance I chose Maya Angelou. Through her life there were countless times that she was faced adversity and still achieved success. My third example is Earl Simmons (DMX) from the book “E.A.R.L”. He went through a tough time at almost all time growing up and he never gave up and achieved success. Perseverance creates success; therefore, when you stick through something you can accomplish what you want.
Persevere - continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success. This definition is hardly the truth, as it shows no emotion or struggle. It pains me to think that such smart people can write such anti-climactic, non-emotional, monotone, stereotypical definitions for something that means so much more. In many movies and writings you see people persevere for a very important reason, the same is true for real life. To persevere is to keep going, no matter what is thrown at you. When u keep falling and falling and falling, you keep getting up and up and up because you have some motivation, some will to achieve the thing you are persevering towards. But, a better definition would be, Persevere
There may be as many as 300,000 child soldiers, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s, in more than fifty conflicts around the world. Ishmael Beah used to be one of these child soldiers , Ishmael Beah is a child who lived most of his childhood in the war . He is one of the first to tell his story in his own words according to http://www.alongwaygone.com/index.html and his memoir “A Long Way Gone”. The war had made ishmael have perseverance in the long run , inference that he was brainwashed by the war and that ishmael was a very hopeful child always wishing for better days.
There comes a time in life when perseverance shows one’s true potential. The story“Unbroken” written by Laura Hillenbrand shows legendary runner Louie Zamperini and showed how he truly represented that. Throughout this story it displays what the true meaning of perseverance; whether, it’s something as little as staying committed to track or fighting in World War Two and trying to fight for life even if there seems like there’s nothing to fight for. If someone is commited no matter the time or the difficulty that doesn’t just show perseverance, but it shows one’s true ability to fight for and try for something they want to accomplish.
Homer’s The Odyssey, an epic poem about the trials of Odysseus on his return journey, demonstrates that perseverance is at the heart of every hero. The ability to endure hardships is not a quality that is attributed to many characters, and in The Odyssey, a character’s lack of perseverance will bring him his demise. Similar to Odysseus, Penelope, his wife, perseveres by staying faithful and unmarried for twenty years, while waiting for his return. Through The Odyssey, Homer suggests that those who are loyal to and homesick for their homeland are willing to persevere for their homecoming, and thereby they complete the journey that proves them a hero.
As a child, we watch many Disney movies and read about different stories. However, many, if not all of us have, at some point, watched or read the story of Cinderella. It’s a story of a young girl who is thrown into adversity, but perseveres through these challenges with a positive outlook and the assistance of some “magical” entity, and lives “happily ever after.” There have been many deviations of Cinderella in order to diversify the story and make it applicable to all of the today’s youth. Despite the differences in character names or story titles, the original theme of perseverance is maintained throughout the numerous tales.
Moving to Georgia was a big change when it came to the weather. I hated it at first, but fell in love after I got used to how cold it gets. Unlike Florida, Georgia has all four seasons and it is amazing to see the change throughout the year. The summers in Cleveland are cool and sunny. Then fall comes and you watch all the green leaves change to orange, red, and brown. Not long after fall, people are scraping ice off their cars, and bundled up in layers of clothing trying to stay warm. Spring comes, and of course everyone gets sick from the thick layers of pollen everywhere! The seasons can be a little tough to get used to but
Bright clear white snow on the ground for almost half the year, fireplaces roaring in every home, drinking hot chocolate while reading an interesting book. These were all experiences and sights that had been well accepted and standard where I formerly subsisted. However, the hot summers of Texas differ greatly compared to the frozen state of Minnesota. I learned to dress myself differently depending on which season it is. All of the snow gear we owned has been given away for others to use. I enjoyed snow and the crisp air we received in the North. The environment that we moved to was drastically altered compared to my previous, and it was challenging to
In Linda Sue Park’s novel, A Long Walk to Water, two Sudanese children take readers on a journey through their world. At different times in history, the stories of Nya, a young and carefree girl, and Salva, a boy with a humble heart, are woven together to create an intriguing story with a hopeful message. Salva and Nya use perseverance to help them find success despite difficult circumstances namely crossing the Akobo desert,leading the boys to Kenya, and the daily routine to receive water.
My life was just normal being in New Hampshire. But then I had to move to Florida, when I was 3. The reason why is because of my mothers' job. She found a school that was better than the one she was at then. That was an interesting change for me. I was just 3 years old and I loved the cold and snow. Our time in Florida did not last long. The difference in weather really did not affect my life as much then others because I like colder weather a beater then hot weather. Me and my parents moved back up to New England again, but to Connecticut this time because of my mom for her work again. Apparently, it's hard for schools to find a good head admissions person. So, in Connecticut where I met 2 guys that became my best friends. We taught things
Many people suffer problems in the world today. This includes terrorism and tyranny. It includes kidnapping and hate crime. It can also be cancer and starvation. Many have lived through problems like these and told the tale because they persevered. Through Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, Wiesel’s Night, and Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, perseverance is emphasized the readers by writing about characters, whether they are survivors of the Holocaust, a prisoner of war, or family, that have to suffer obstacles that can potentially kill them if they don’t overcome it. Even though each author has a different way to show perseverance, they all agree on what perseverance can do. Persevering through unfortunate situations
I am from a small town in South Dakota that not many people know about. Growing up my summers consisted of bike rides, swimming, and trying not to fight with my two older sisters. My parents are very loving and they are always helping others.
If I could live anywhere in the world I would move to Sacramento California. I would move there because I would like the warmer weather and because it doesn't snow there. The average temperature in the summer is 73.6F